Slow-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours


6 servings

Updated: Jan. 01, 2018
Here's an all-time favorite Italian dish made easy in the slow cooker! Dried herbs and fresh garlic give it an aromatic flavor. Green peppers, sliced mushrooms and diced tomatoes do a fine job of rounding out this juicy chicken cacciatore. —Denise Hollebeke, Penhold, Alberta
Slow-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up and skin removed
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 medium onions, cut into wedges
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 jar (6 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh oregano, optional


  1. Place flour in a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat. In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil on all sides.
  2. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Top with onions, green pepper and mushrooms. In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes, garlic, salt, oregano and basil; pour over vegetables. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until chicken juices run clear and vegetables are tender. Serve with cheese and if desired, fresh oregano.
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What can you serve with slow-cooker chicken cacciatore?

This flavorful dish needs a hearty base to soak up all the delicious flavors. If you have the time, pair this with classic Parmesan risotto—it will undoubtedly be a crowd-pleaser. If you're looking for something a little less fussy, crispy potatoes and creamy polenta never disappoint.

—Ellie Crowley, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant